Crossroads Foundation Struggle for Survival Poverty Simulation

Sunday & Monday, October 8 & 9, the Crossroads Foundation is heading to College Station to run their poverty simulation at Texas A&M. There will be two opportunities to participate this year, so register for the time that best suits you, but remember, space is limited to 150 per session!

In the simulation, participants must find ways to earn money to protect their families, pay for rent, food, sanitation, medical needs and, if they are fortunate, education. Those that cannot earn enough find themselves in even more desperate straits. In the space of two hours, this program throws participants into the very real pressures felt by almost half of the globe’s population every day. It is from this position that participants are invited to explore what could help break the oppressive cycle of poverty.


Sunday, October 8, 2017 | 6:30 pm
Monday, October 9, 2017 | 12:30 pm

AgriLife Center

Participation is free, but registration is required. Struggle for Survival Registration
For further information, contact Amanda Johnson (

Below are a few links related to the Crossroads organization and this particular event. 

2014 TAMU Poverty Simulation - The Battalion

BBC Coverage of Poverty Simulation in Davos
Crossroads video of the Struggle for Survival in Davos

TAMU Struggle for Survival 2015

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